The summer term
We are looking back in time at our historic topic of ‘1066’, as we start the summer term. As we take the journey back to 1066, we will look at who the Normans were and how their life was different from today. Our artistic skills will be put to the test as we depict the story told in the Bayeux Tapestry.
Within our writing this half term, we will be writing diary entries from different perspectives of people working in castles, to better understand their lives. We will also be writing a narrative based on life as a Norman king or queen. To finish the half term we will be looking at a number of poems, to better understand the poetic vocabulary and layout.
In Mathematics, we will continue to look at decimals, specifically the use of tenths and hundredths and their equivalent fractions. Key skills of how to round decimals or divide numbers by 10 and 100 will be taught at the end of this unit. We will also move on to our next chapter which is money. In this chapter, we will look at how money is used to solve word problems. Finally, we end the half term by starting the topic of Mass, Volume and Length.
Our final half term will be based on the topic of ‘Playlist’. This musical topic will investigate how humans hear as well as the difference between many musical genres and the songwriters and musicians which made them famous.
As we come to the end of the year with Maths No Problem, we will finish the chapter on Mass, Volume and Length. We will then look at the area of shapes and how to calculate area in real life situations. Our mathematical focus will then move to geometry, as well as position and movement. During these chapters the children will use symmetry, describing angles and describing movement.
Other aspects of the curriculum, which do not form part of the topic/theme are also taught as separate subjects. In Year 4 the children will continue to have music lessons on a Tuesday with Mr Wilkinson, who teaches the children brass. Our RE focuses this next half term and next are to be on Judaism and the Sabbat and then Islam and Eid- ul-Adha.